Special Issue "The Politics of New Media Practices"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Contemporary Politics and Society".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni
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Guest Editor
Comparative Politics, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University, 2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: comparative politics; discourse analysis; political communication; political radicalism; political science; populism; radicalisation
Dr. Michael Nevradakis
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Communication, Hellenic American University, Nashua, NH 03063, USA
Interests: communication and journalism; Social media and the public sphere; media policy and regulation; political communication; alternative media

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently seeking contributions for a forthcoming Special Issue entitled “The Politics of New Media Practices”, which will be published in the Journal of Social Sciences. In an expanding media verse that is increasingly intertwined with the world of politics, we are seeking to explore the ramifications and broader impacts of new media practices in the political realm, while the existence and operation of a broad range of social media outlets has, itself, become highly politicized in recent years.

We welcome theoretical, empirical, or professional contributions of the highest standard on any of the following topics: Polarization; Hate speech; Fake news; Populism; Sensationalism and clickbait; Activism and new media practices; Moderation policies and free speech issues; Algorithms policy making approaches (such as net neutrality and regulation of social media).

Ph.D. candidates with original empirical research are also strongly encouraged to submit an abstract. 

Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni
Dr. Michael Nevradakis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polarization
  • hate speech
  • fake news
  • populism
  • sensationalism and clickbait
  • activism and new media practices
  • moderation policies and free speech issues
  • algorithms policy making approaches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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